API and Microservices Management Benchmark: Product Evaluation: Kong Enterprise, Apigee X and MuleSoft Anypoint
Application programming interfaces, or APIs, are a ubiquitous method and de facto standard of communication among modern information technologies. The information ecosystems within large companies and complex organizations encompass a vast array of applications and systems, many of which have turned to APIs for exchanging data as the glue that holds these heterogeneous artifacts together. APIs have begun to replace older, more cumbersome methods of information sharing with lightweight, loosely-coupled microservices. This change allows organizations to knit together disparate systems and applications without creating technical debt from tight coupling with custom code or proprietary, unwieldy vendor tools.
This report reveals the results of performance testing we completed on these API and microservices management platforms: Kong Enterprise, Google Cloud Apigee X, and MuleSoft Anypoint Flex Gateway.